With all the technology available, can people duplicate Sgt. Pepperif they wanted to?

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  1. Cropduster

    Cropduster Member

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    Of course duplicate is too precise of a word but are there plug-ins that give the retro sounds which would allow you to "cop" circa 1967 recording technology?
     
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  3. Silent Sound

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    There's a whole lot more that goes into the sound of a recording than plugins. There are mics, preamps, instruments, players, the room, physical placement of these things, etc.

    Plugins have come a long way in replicating the sound of hardware. They're not 100% there yet, but in my book, close enough. Still, at the end of the day, it's the not equipment used that so important, as it is the skill of those involved.
     
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    I think that we have entered the age where, for the most part, anything can be replicated digitally. We have software emulations of complicated analog circuits that are virtually (no pun intended) identical and we have soft synths that can replicate analog synths and natural instruments.

    AxeFx and Kemper have demonstrated that even the amplification process can be modeled and recreated. The ocean waves plugin allows anyone to have an accurate reamp process with the best studio ambience and vintage microphones. The desired Neve 1073 channel strip has a perfect digital version for $150




    The only thing existing today to prevent someone from being able to replicate any sound is talent Today it is no longer the arrow, it is only the Indian ...not the hammer, the carpenter... Not the guitar, the player... Not the car the driver... Not the bait but the fisherman. I'll stop now
     
  5. Flogger59

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    Mostly, though there is one thing digital doesn't do well: Tape speed manipulation, and the Beatles did a lot of that. Paul recorded When I'm 64 at a slower speed, and sped it back up on playback to make him sound younger, and that's just one example.
     
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    Make sure you only use four tracks...
     
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    First of all - this ^ - 4 tracks and bounce down for track reduction. And if you mess up the bounce mixes, you can't go back. That'll make you appreciate how they made it.
     
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    Find a copy of the book "recording the Beatles".....mind blown
     
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